The DAISY Award and The BEE Award

The DAISY Award

The DAISY Foundation™The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by his family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died in late 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. The Award is part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

The BEE Award

The BEE AwardLittleton Regional Healthcare has launched another recognition opportunity – The BEE Award. BEE stands for Being Extraordinary Every day. While The DAISY Award is reserved for Registered Nurses specifically, The BEE Award is open to any care team member. It is symbolic in the fact that bees are fundamentally crucial to a daisy’s ability to thrive. Both The DAISY and BEE Awards are presented quarterly, and each honoree is selected from nominations received by patients, community members, and colleagues.

“We always promote our staff as our greatest asset because it’s true,” noted Koren Superchi, RN, MSN, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at LRH. “They are the driving force that supports our ability to provide the high-quality care this region depends on. ” We quickly seize any opportunity that allows us to recognize their important work and highlight how valued they are,” she added.

DAISY & BEE Award Honorees

LRH's DAISY Award Honoree, Faith Santo, RN!

Join us in recognizing our most recent recipient of The DAISY Award – Faith Santo, RN!

Faith was nominated by a patient she cared for this past summer, shortly after joining us here at LRH. This patient had a procedure that required a single-night stay and was very impressed by the compassionate, attentive bedside care Faith provided.

In the nomination, the patient noted how Faith was very open about just beginning her nursing career, but emphasized the fact that she felt completely at ease in Faith’s capable hands. She felt confident about Faith’s decisions and very comfortable in her care, complimenting Faith’s outstanding bedside manner and even mentioning how they shared a few laughs together.

Faith went above and beyond for this particular patient, as we are certain she does for most of her patients when she can. Faith was thoughtful, empathetic, personal, cheerful, and more, making a lasting impression on this patient during her recovery, inpatient stay, and discharge.

Congratulations, Faith, on this much-deserved recognition. We couldn’t agree with the patient nomination more – you chose the right profession!

Past DAISY Honorees:

LRH's first-ever DAISY Award Honoree, Sharon Larson, RN!

Emily DuPont, MSN, RN – Sharon Larson, RN – Sheryl Loveland, RN

LRH's BEE Award Honoree, Eric Santos, PT, DPT, OCS!

Please join us in celebrating LRH’s most recent BEE Award Honoree, Eric Santos, PT, DPT, OCS. 

We were honored to present Eric Santos, PT, DPT, OCS with The BEE Award! The BEE Award for Exceptional Caregivers was established in April of 2023 as a complement to our DAISY Award. Standing for Being Extraordinary Every day, any care team member is eligible to be nominated for and receive The BEE Award. Both the DAISY and BEE Awards are presented quarterly and nominations are accepted from patients, community members, and LRH personnel.
In her nomination, LRH volunteer and retired LRH nurse, Grace, shared how Eric first met her physical therapy needs in 2018 following a knee replacement. Recently, Grace was referred back to physical therapy due to a chronic back condition. She was pleased to find out her therapist was, once again, Eric. Grace noted how focused Eric is on his patients and how professional, personable, and approachable he is. She emphasized how thorough Eric is in his caregiving while providing a calm environment.
“Eric demonstrates the exercises one needs, guides the patient in doing them correctly, and on subsequent visits, will do them alongside the patient,” included Grace. “He even walked me to the ED during a session to be assessed for blood pressure concerns,” she added.
Thank you for providing extraordinary care! 🐝

Past BEE Honorees:

Nicholas Marks, MD

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